Commissioner James A. (Jim) Smith is a native Texan who has made the Waco-area his home since he was four years old. He holds a B.A. degree in history and government and a Masters Degree in Educational Administration. He spent 34 years in public education at Robinson ISD with his last 13 years as Superintendent of Schools. From 2003-2020, he served in compliance and business development at Educators Credit Union. He holds a law enforcement commission from TCOLE and has been a Reserve Deputy Sheriff with McLennan County since 1981.Commissioner Smith campaigned on a promise to work toward economic development for not only his own precinct but the entire county and has promised that as a fiscal conservative he will be responsible to the taxpayers for how their money is spent.
Current Board Appointments:
Heart Of Texas Council of Governments Executive Committee Member
Lorena Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) Board Member
NeighborWorks Waco Board Member
Robinson Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Board Member